Islands in the Stream
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Islands in the Stream
After a parade of top-heavy blockbusters (Papillon, Nicholas and Alexandra), director Franklin J. Schaffner retreats, like the Hemingway character of the film, to peaceful tropical serenity in Islands in the Stream (based on Ernest Hemingway's posthumously published novel). George C. Scott plays the rich, but world-weary writer Thomas Hudson, living on Bimini in the Bahamas, where he carouses, drinks, and fishes to his heart's content. Invading Hudson's paradise is a parade of the sons of his ex-wives. His oldest son Tom (Hart Bochner) succeeds in getting closer to his father, but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Uneven, but fascinating version of the Hemmingway novel with strong performances."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Explores the anxieties and sorrow of an aging man who's trying to come to terms with his loneliness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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